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Johnny Holiday (1949)

Young street tough sent to a reform farm is torn between friends from his past and those who are trying to help him change his life.

Director:

Willis Goldbeck

Writers:

R.W. Alcorn (story), Jack Andrews (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Bendix ... Sgt. Walker
Stanley Clements ... Eddie Duggan
Hoagy Carmichael ... Hoagy Carmichael
Allen Martin Jr. Allen Martin Jr. ... Johnny Holiday
Greta Granstedt ... Mrs. Holiday
Herbert Newcomb Herbert Newcomb ... Dr. Piper
Donald Gallagher Donald Gallagher ... Supt. Lang
Jack Hagen Jack Hagen ... Jackson
George Cisar ... Barney Duggan
Henry F. Schricker Henry F. Schricker ... Himself (as Gov. Henry F. Schricker)
Leo Cleary Leo Cleary ... Trimble
Leo Curley Leo Curley ... Spenser
Alma Platt Alma Platt ... Miss Kelly
Jean Juvelier Jean Juvelier ... Mrs. Bellini (as Jeanne Juvelier)
Buddy Cole Buddy Cole ... Buddy Cole
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Storyline

The reform school boy Johnny Holiday has to choose between his buddies who are more interested in living outside the law and those who want him to live within it. Through the careful tutelage of his reformatory drill sergeant Walker, who becomes a father figure to the boy, he eventually learns that life is far sweeter on the good side than the bad. Written by Robert

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The Story of the Teen-Age Terror!

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Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 January 1951 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Boys' Prison See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Alcorn Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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When this film was re-released in 1955 with the title "Boy's Prison", it was on a double bill with Too Late for Tears (1949), which was retitled as "Killer Bait". See more »

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Good family movie
27 March 2011 | by cpace16See all my reviews

I lived at the Boys School in one of the cottages where my parents were house parents when this movie was made. I have an original script signed by the actors and crew. Also many pictures my father took during the time the movie was made and at the premier in Indy with such stars as Jane Russell and Bob Hope. We had small roles and I still have my W-2 for the $25.00 earned as an extra.

I would love a print of the movie as it has been years since I have seen it. I didn't know copies existed yet. I am surprised that it is never shown on any of the movie channels as it was a good movie and good story line. Bendix and Carmichael were well known and still are respected as good actors.

William Bendix was signed only after Wallace Beery was not able to be in the film.


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